EXCLUSIVE: Drama at SARS over R70m Gupta refund

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Sars commissioner Tom Moyane. (File, City Press)
Sars commissioner Tom Moyane. (File, City Press)

Johannesburg - The beleaguered Gupta family received much-needed relief this week in the form of a R70 million value-added tax (VAT) refund payment that raised serious eyebrows and concern in the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

News24 and City Press have learnt from four independent sources that the payment caused a huge fallout in SARS that necessitated the intervention of tax boss Tom Moyane.

SARS refused to comment on the matter and did not deny Moyane’s personal involvement in the Guptas’ windfall.

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